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There are many Interior Design projects that have, without a doubt, had many influences from Italy. This country still remains as one of the most inspiring countries out there when it comes to design creations as well as many projects related to interior design. Have a look at the four examples of interior design projects that we bring you today.
One of Patricia Urquiola’s most beloved projects was done for the boutique Hotel Les Cigales in Nice (France).
The starting point draws from Giannakopoulou’s origins: “xeno-dochio”, is greek for a box that contains travellers, otherwise known as a hotel. The architects’ interpretation centres on a narrative of geometric shapes appearing throughout the 6,000-square-foot, four-story property.
The bedrooms are our favourite and include – boxy daybeds, round mirrors, triangulated brass wardrobes, each one unique but all with Achille Castiglioni and Joe Colombo light fixtures. Even the throw pillows boast a grid of rectangles, making it all almost look like “an abstract painting of Nice.”
One of our favourite projects by the Dimore Studio is ‘Leo’s inside The Arts Club’ on Dover Street, in Mayfair (London).
In fact, the Italian duo Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, worldwide known as Dimore Studio, have been tasked with the designing of the new interiors of Leo’s inside The Arts Club on Dover Street, in Mayfair, London. This is a major event for The Arts Club since it represents its most significant transformation since the overhaul of 2011.
The Italian duo – Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran – design of Leo’s interiors, takes us through to the 1960s, where a mix of contemporary retro and oriental elements standout as the main stars. As you can also see in the above picture, Dimore Studios is not afraid of mixing different hues, bar furniture, or decor styles.
In the end, the result is divided into a bar with a counter (and counter stools), as well as a nightclub with a stage, where any guest can have a tremendously good time!
Karim Rashid is known as one of the best interior design professionals, and owner of a fresh and truly unique style, where colours and curves are the main focus. He has over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and is working in over 40 countries.
This living room style is the perfect example of Karim Rashid’s style and includes all of his signature decor elements – lots of colour, lots of prints, modern shapes, all of which on a contemporary looking backdrop.
The old Hollywood elite’s favourite, Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica, has been revived with modern-day amenities and some luxurious upgrades courtesy of celebrity designer Michael S. Smith.
The multi-level Penthouse suites which are reminiscent of Italian seaside villas and feature eclectic Venetian-designed furnishings, a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining area, and either one, two, or three bedrooms with separate sitting areas, giving guests the feeling they are in their own private, beachfront pied-a-terre.
The rooms also feature custom designed alder and walnut furnishings throughout, with particular attention to the use of a variety of hues and textures. The centrepiece is a rich walnut four-poster bed accented with luxurious white linens, plush chenille throws, and a bisque-coloured ceramic garden stool located at its base.
The bathrooms included in the rooms also just as luxurious and feature white Italian Calacatta marble walls and floors; light fixtures with silver leaf finishings; traditional pedestal sinks with white porcelain fixtures; and finally, whirlpool tubs with frosted pan-windows that open into the guest rooms.